Elm exploring art with chalk and debating criminality


This week in Elm class, we were inspired by Charles Keeping who was an artist that illustrated the Highwayman Poem. To create our own drawings we had to produce two versions: the first one we completed with pencil and the other with chalk. By drawing on black paper with chalk we created images which fitted well with the end of the poem where Bess and the Highwayman become ghostly figures.

In English this week, we have been questioning this statement: The Highwayman was a criminal. Our brilliant ideas led to us planning and taking part in a debate. During the debate everyone had a say. We used evidence from the text to back up our ideas, thoughts and opinions. It was very exciting! 

Written by Manas and Lily-Sue